Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood

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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is the deliciously scandalous story of ScottyBowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became confidante, aide de camp and lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest male — and female — stars. read more
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Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is the deliciously scandalous story of ScottyBowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed in Hollywood after World War II and became confidante, aide de camp and lover to many of Hollywood’s greatest male — and female — stars. In the 1940s and '50s, Scotty ran a gas station in the shadow of the studio lots where he would connect his friends with actors and actresses who had to hide their true sexual identities for fear of police raids at gay bars, societal shunning and career suicide. An unsung Hollywood legend, Bowers would cater to the sexual appetites of celebrities – straight and gay – for decades. In 2012, he finally spilled his secrets in the New York Times bestselling memoir “Full Service,” which revealed a dramatic, pre-Stonewall alternate history of Hollywood. While the studio PR machines were promoting their stars as wholesome and monogamous, Bowers was fulfilling the true desires of many of them. This cinema-vérité documentary tells his story, as well as presents eye-opening takes on icons from the Hollywood Golden Age including Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Lana Turner, Ava Gardner and many more.

Original Release

07/27/2018

US Release

07/27/2018

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Cast

Directors

Matt Tyrnauer

Writers

Scotty Bowers, Lionel Friedberg

Cast

Producers

Miles Benickes Executive Producer
Lionel Friedberg Executive Producer
Pierre Lagrange Executive Producer
Alice Bamford Executive Producer
Joni Benickes Executive Producer
Tom Dolby Executive Producer
Susanne Filkins Executive Producer
Abdi Nazemian Executive Producer
Lynn Pincus Executive Producer
Elliott Sernel Executive Producer
Jenifer Westphal Executive Producer
Graham High Executive Producer
Jordan Abrams Producer
Troy Benjamin Producer
Josh Braun Producer
Graham High Producer
Jonas Kord Producer
Corey Reeser Producer
Alison Schnapp Producer

Editors

Bob Eisenhardt, Daniel Morfesis

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